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Over the last few troubling years I have been finding a weird kind of comfort in the company of the Friendly Shark. It probably started with the Friendly Shark characters in other peoples’ comics, and with my own giant IKEA … Continue reading
Do you ever wonder what the Mysterious Animal (or is it a Horrible Creature?) is thinking about in one of these sketchbook drawings? Hint: it is probably not going to advance the implied plot too much. Also, it is not … Continue reading
If any minicomics script is ever finished. This is as finished as it is probably going to get before it makes contact with the page. There is definitely one place I will have to make a major decision on the … Continue reading
The first draft, such as it is, of the script. I used 8 of the 10 random words in the seed, or 8 of 12 if you count all the possiblities. Either way, that’s pretty good. I think I am … Continue reading
This guy is only a few hours old– he’s very sophisticated for his age, just ask him. You may have to wait for the reply. I have no idea what his voice is like; he may even end up being … Continue reading
The first post of the new year, reflecting the last events of the old: Thin moon at twilight, Pruning the Japanese maple. I’m in a haiku. On Pruning Maples Pruning the Japanese maple At twilight, under a crescent moon. I’m … Continue reading
(Our now traditional post for Christmas night, an invented-on-the-spot bit of Kekionga folklore, originally posted in 2013.) One Christmas night we got home late from spending the holiday out of town. Our dog sitter left the Japanese lantern on beside … Continue reading
(Our traditional Christmas Episode comes to a traditional conclusion) “And they’re ours. Rudolph and the Grinch belong to everybody. But the Christmas Wolves are Kekionga’s.” Nobody had much to say to that . And so there, Iowa thought. Logic, mythic … Continue reading
(The discussion of Kekionga’s official Christmas story continues in part 4 of the Christmas Episode.) “My guess,” said another voice, deep and with some kind of weird lilting accent Iowa could never quite identify, “is that the historical models were … Continue reading